* By definition, any olive oil that has had seed oil or olive pomace oil added to it isn’t extra virgin. Most adulterated oils typically have relatively low percentages of non-olive oils in them, as the greater the dilution with seed oil, the easier the fraud is to detect. Clever fraudsters will just add enough ‘other stuff’ so as to just make it difficult for authorities to definitively say that “yes this oil is fraudulent” without having to resort to expensive sophisticated testing and lengthy court cases. An adulterated olive oil that contains 90% extra virgin olive oil and 10% canola oil will still have a high level of monounsaturated fat* and will therefore solidify at fridge temperature. Next to the authentic EVOO, it will look exactly the same.
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